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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country consisting of the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and many smaller islands. The country is best known for its Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, and unique animals such as kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.

Coat of Arms

National Animal

Red Kangaroo

National Flower

Golden Wattle

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Speaking AussieA to Z

Speaking Aussie: An A to Z of Words and Phrases

By Julie Yeros | January 19, 2016

Speaking Aussie: An A to Z of  Words and Phrases The ankle biters are enjoying their Paddle Pops and fairy floss in the lounge room. (The little children are enjoying their frozen treats and cotton candy in the living room.) While the majority of Australians speak English, Australian English has its own distinctive accent and vocabulary. Introduce…

Australia Research Project

Australia Country Research Project

By Julie Yeros | January 11, 2016

Australia Country Research Project Engage children in a variety of interactive activities as they research the geography and culture of Australia. Students work independently, with a partner, or in a small group to research Australia using classroom books and websites (including ours!).  They complete a variety of activities to create a fun, interactive final presentation – …

Australia Learning Resources for Kids

Australia Learning Resources for Kids

By Julie Yeros | January 6, 2016

Australia is an island continent in the Southern hemisphere. Explore the country’s rich history, beautiful landscape and diverse culture with a variety of resources. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through, a small commission will be paid to Globe Trottin’ Kids at no additional cost to you. Explore Your World: Australia Visit our Australia profile page for…